Illinois (13-5) is knocking back on the door of the AP Top 25 thanks to a four game win streak that has restored some dignity after an 0-3 start to conference play. Indiana (13-6) is back on track as well, putting a three game losing streak behind them in a 63-45 rout of Wisconsin last Saturday. The Fighting Illini had won four straight in the series, but have a dash of revenge on their mind after getting knocked out of the Big Ten Tournament by IU last season, 65-63.

Before Betting on Indiana vs Illinois

Illinois is not just winning games lately, they are dominating over a stretch that includes a 10-point victory over Wisconsin, demolishing Nebraska by 26, topping Michigan State by 9, and most recently upending Minnesota 78-60 on Monday night. The Fighting Illini have covered the offshore odds in four straight and five of their last six.

There are a couple of things driving Illinois’ success lately, first a defense that is allowing just 61.3 ppg over the last four. Indiana is a bit of a challenge as the #2 scoring team in the Big Ten (78.9 ppg) but the Fighting Illini’s Terrence Shannon, Jr. has caught fire averaging just under 20 ppg over the last four.

Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis can counter any hot night from Shannon on Thursday as he’s coming off an 18 point, 12 rebound, 4 assist, and 5 block outing in the win over Wisconsin. Jackson-Davis posted an 18 point, 24 rebound in a 1-point loss to Northwestern two games ago so he can fill the stat sheet.

Hoosiers vs Fighting Illini NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineIndiana (3.5) | ILL (1.33)144.5Indiana +7 (1.91) | ILL -7 (1.91)
BovadaIndiana (3.25) | ILL (1.36)143.5Indiana +6.5 (1.91) | ILL -6.5(1.91)
BetUSIndiana (3.20) | ILL (1.37)144Indiana +6.5 (1.91) | ILL -6.5 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agIndiana (3.5) | ILL (1.33)144.5Indiana +7 (1.91) | ILL -7 (1.91)
PinnacleIndiana (3.24) | ILL (1.34)143.5Indiana +6 (1.99) | ILL -6 (1.87)
MyBookieIndiana (3.34) | ILL (1.33)145.5Indiana +7 (1.91) | ILL -7 (1.91)

Indiana vs Illinois Prediction & Pick

Illinois’ defense has looked good lately, but the blowouts over Minnesota and Nebraska were also against the two worst teams in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers have had some issues on the road this season (1-4) but a point spread as high as 7 on BetOnline is just too high in this rivalry matchup.

Pick: Indiana +7